Northwestern Events Calendar


Solidarity Is a Process

When: Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Carlos Octavio Ballinas   (847) 467-3980

Group: The Latina and Latino Studies Program

Sponsor: PublicBooks, Department of African American Studies

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Global & Civic Engagement


This past summer, Black Lives Matter protests across the United States renewed conversations about “solidarity” between Latinos and African Americans. For some, solidarity could be taken for granted, because Latinos and African Americans both face violence, discrimination, and inequality. For others, solidarity was impossible because of anti-blackness among Latin Americans and Latinos in the United States, even though there are estimates that as much as a quarter of Latinos today identify as Afro-Latino. This conversation will instead seek to understand solidarity as a process, a goal that our communities work toward. Discussants will explore solidarity as a research methodology, and when, how, and why it has worked—or failed—in the past.

Discussants: Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Destin Jenkins, and Josh Kun.

Moderator: Jennifer Medina.

Co-sponsors: PublicBooks, the Program in Latina and Latino Studies, and the Department of African American Studies.

Register Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in